Accepted for Publication: April 9, 2014.
Published Online: August 4, 2014. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.3279.
Study concept and design: Kovesdy, Kalantar-Zadeh, Bleyer.
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: Kovesdy, Lu, Molnar, Canada, Streja, Kalantar-Zadeh.
Drafting of the manuscript: Kovesdy, Molnar, Ma, Kalantar-Zadeh, Bleyer.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Lu, Molnar, Ma, Canada, Streja, Kalantar-Zadeh, Bleyer.
Statistical analysis: Kovesdy, Lu, Ma, Streja, Kalantar-Zadeh, Bleyer.
Obtained funding: Kovesdy, Kalantar-Zadeh.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Kovesdy, Lu, Molnar, Kalantar-Zadeh, Bleyer.
Study supervision: Kovesdy, Canada, Kalantar-Zadeh.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Dr Kovesdy is an employee of the US Department of Veterans Affairs. No other disclosures are reported.
Funding/Support: This study is supported by grant R01DK078106 from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health; and by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Role of the Sponsor: The Department of Veterans Affairs reviewed and approved the manuscript but had no role in the design and conduct of the study; analysis and interpretation of the data; preparation of the manuscript; and decision to submit the manuscript for publication.
Disclaimer: Opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not represent the official opinion of the US Department of Veterans Affairs.
Previous Presentation: Parts of this material were presented at the American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week 2013; November 9, 2013; Atlanta, Georgia.
Correction: This article was corrected on August 13, 2014, to fix an error in the byline.